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WSI Distinguished Lecture With Professor Phil Howard

8th October 2019

16:00 - View all performance times

University Of Southampton Highfield Campus , University Road

Information: 023 8059 5000

**Abstract**

Tomorrow’s Leviathan:  Intelligent Machines in a Political World

When will an Artificial Intelligence run for elected office? This may seem like a strange provocation-- just an invitation to futurism and speculation. Yet AI systems are rolling out across economic, cultural and political life. Professor Philip Howard explores how AI is changing our experience of politics and rewriting democracy’s “terms of service”.

**About the Speaker**

Philip Howard is the Director of the Oxford Internet Institute and a Statutory Professor at Balliol College, Oxford. His research has demonstrated how new information technologies are used in both civic engagement and social control in countries around the world. His research and opinion writing has been featured in the New York Times, Financial Times, and many other international media outlets. Recently, he was awarded the National Democratic Institute’s 2018 “Democracy Prize” and Foreign Policy magazine named him a “Global Thinker” for pioneering the social science of fake news.

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8 Oct 2019 - 16:00 1 hours Free Book Tickets

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